Cheese Wafers

Maybe I am the last one to try these and you all know this old recipe.  They really knocked my socks off when I tasted them for the first time and I still love them.  They’re little cheese wafers with Rice Krispies in the dough.  They’re simple – you make them like a drop cookie, and really good.

Cheese Wafers

Adapted (barely) from the Rice Krispies website


3/4 cup  all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon  salt

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 cups  (8 oz.) shredded, sharp Cheddar cheese

1 1/2 cups  Rice Krispies


Set oven to 350° F.

Combine the flour and salt and set aside.  (The original recipe included cayenne pepper – if you use it, put it in with the flour).  Get the butter out of the fridge to soften while you grate the cheddar cheese.

It really is better if you buy a block of good cheddar and grate it up but I won’t tell anyone if you use the already-grated stuff.

Beat the butter in a large bowl  (I cut mine up in pieces to help it soften), then add the cheese and continue beating until very light and fluffy.

Stir in the flour mixture. Stir in the Rice Krispies.  Mix until well combined.

Cover baking sheets with parchment paper and drop dough by teaspoon onto the parchment-covered sheets.  The original recipe says to bake on ungreased baking sheets but I found they tend to stick and then break on the sheets and the parchment paper made a big difference.  I suggest a bit of non-stick spray on the baking sheet if you don’t have parchment paper.

Flatten with a fork that has been dipped in flour.

Bake for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned around edges.

Remove immediately from baking sheets. Cool on wire racks.

Buttery, crumbly, cheesy.  Delicious.

Thanks for the visit.


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9 responses to “Cheese Wafers

  1. Thanks. My niece always requests them at our family holiday gatherings. I think she asks for something like “those cheesy things”.

  2. I want to try these! Might be good to bring to work for the holidays rather than cookies. Thanks for the post!

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